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Saturday, January 31, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 31 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld

1903 Future actress Tallulah Bankhead, who can count two U.S. Senators and a Congressman in her family, is born today.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 13 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld, Robert Viagas

1925 Birthday of one of Broadway's all-time greatest leading ladies, Gwen Verdon (1925-2000). She was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actress or Featured Actress in a Musica…

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 31 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Robert Viagas

1879 World premiere of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York, with Alice Barnett as Ruth.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 16 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and David Lefkowitz

1899 Noël Coward is born today. He authored plays such as Hay Fever, Design for Living and Private Lives, many of which he performed in; scripts for the films "Brief Encounter" an…

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Monday, December 15, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 15 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maherand

1919 Frank McGlyn is Abraham Lincoln in John Drinkwater's drama. The story follows Lincoln's life from 1860 to his assassination in 1865. There will be 193 performances at the Cort T…

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 14 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1885 Birthday of Brock Pemberton (1885-1950), producer of many Broadway plays and comedies during a 30-year career, including the original Harvey, Miss Lulu Bett, Six Characters in S…

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT’S Today in Theatre History: DECEMBER 7 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1879 Composer Rudolf Friml (1879-1972) is born in Prague. He will emigrate to the U.S. and become one of the top Broadway operetta composers of the 1910s and 1920s. His works will includ…

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Today in Theatre History: DECEMBER 2 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1912 The Firefly sparks the Lyric Theatre with music by Rudolf Friml and lyrics and book by Otto Harbach. This tale of an Italian street singer who disguises herself as a boy to be near the …

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Monday, January 13, 2014

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 13 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld, Robert Viagas

1925 Birthday of one of Broadway's all-time greatest leading ladies, Gwen Verdon (1925-2000). She was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actress or Featured Actress in a Musical six ti…

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Monday, December 31, 2012

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 31 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Robert Viagas

1879 World premiere of W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York, with Alice Barnett as Ruth.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 16 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and David Lefkowitz

1899 Noel Coward is born today. He authored plays such as Hay Fever, Design for Living and Private Lives, many of which he performed in; scripts for the films "Brief Encounter" and…

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 15 by Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1919 Frank McGlyn is Abraham Lincoln in John Drinkwater's drama. The story follows Lincoln's life from 1860 to his assassination in 1865. There will be 193 performances at the Cort T…

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Friday, December 14, 2012

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 14 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1885 Birthday of Brock Pemberton (1885-1950), producer of many Broadway plays and comedies during a 30-year career, including the original Harvey, Miss Lulu Bett, Six Characters in Search of…

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Friday, December 7, 2012

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: DECEMBER 7 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld and Sam Maher

1879 Composer Rudolf Friml (1879-1972) is born in Prague. He will emigrate to the U.S. and become one of the top Broadway operetta composers of the 1910s and 1920s. His works will include Th…

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 13 by David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley, Christopher Reichheld, Robert Viagas

1925 Birthday of one of Broadway's all-time greatest leading ladies, Gwen Verdon (1925-2000). She was nominated for the Tony Award as Best Actress or Featured Actress in a Musical six ti…

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